Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South of the Erie Lake, Ohio
I've not made a putter from wood but have made several over the years from metal.
A reference that might help is a company the sells golf equipment. Those site's may offer some ideas, although I don't believe they have specific sizes noted. Give "Golfsmith.com" a search.
Personally I like a heavy putter head. Gives me a better feel. I know you can buy almost any shape/size/weight putter you'd want. A custome made one would be neat, just make sure you get a cover for it as other clubs in the bag will beat the finish off in no time.
Many clubs made today have adjustable weight screws and the ability to remove the screw and add a lead disk under the screw. The trick is a balance between heel and toe with the shaft being the turning point.
Build one with the intent of tweaking it for function and you've got a winner. The face could have an insert, metal or plastic and are available.
Good luck and post some photo's of your project.